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A-Rod turns 40 as Yanks tangle with Rangers

At one of his old stomping grounds, Alex Rodriguez celebrates his 40th birthday and looks to keep the Yankees well positioned atop the AL East standings (live on ESPN/WatchESPN).

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Tolleson collides with teammate (0:23)
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SC Featured trailer: Lifted (1:21)
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Petrino building continuity at Louisville (2:38)
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Kanye's sky-high mike toss (0:16)
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AAU upheaval? (6:58)
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Ehalt: Monmouth Park prepares for Pharoah

American Pharoah might be the only personality that could outdraw Bruce Springsteen at the Jersey Shore this weekend. Monmouth Park prepares for a record crowd to come out to see the Triple Crown champ.

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Disc golfer nails it from 177 feet (0:23)
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Swaggy P's game-winning crossover 3-pointer (0:24)
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Source: Ex-Dolphins OT Martin (back) to retire

Panthers offensive tackle Jonathan Martin, the player that was at the center of the Richie Incognito bullying scandal in Miami, plans to retire from the NFL, according a source.

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2hBen Goessling

Vikings OC: Bridgewater can be a 'top-flight' QB

Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner, who counts Troy Aikman, Drew Brees and Philip Rivers among his pupils, believes Teddy Bridgewater has the tools to be a "topflight" QB.

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MMA Live Extra: Rousey-Correia preview (5:12)
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De La Hoya on Golovkin-Lemieux (3:40)
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Source: Dellavedova agrees to return to Cavs

The Cavaliers have agreed to bring back guard Matthew Dellavedova, who accepted Cleveland's one-year qualifying offer following his memorable postseason performance.

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Expectations for Le'Veon Bell (1:35)
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Swinney compares ACC to dancing (1:55)
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Tigers won't be distracted by preseason predictions (3:57)
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MLB Power Rankings: Week 17

While the Cardinals continue to own the top spot in our rankings, the surging Giants are among the top five teams for the first time in seven weeks.

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Braves' RHP Frasor walking Chris Davis with 2 outs, runner on 2nd. To get to Machado. This. Should. Be. Interesting.

Larkin responds to Jackson's jab

In Part 5 of The Phil Files, Phil Jackson said of then-Knicks PG Shane Larkin: "Unfortunately, Shane hasn't grown any since the start of the season." Larkin responded on Twitter: "couldn't grow in an offense I wasn't comfortable in. All good. No shade. Glad I'm across the river now. Wish them luck." The Phil Files

Cardinals hire first woman coach

Jen Welter will be part of Arizona's coaching staff during the preseason, working with inside linebackers. She previously both coached and played linebacker and special teams for the Texas Revolution in the men's Indoor Football League. Welter also played LB for the Dallas Diamonds of the Women's Football Alliance, winning four titles.

Didi goes deep
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Didi Gregorius ties the score with a 2-run HR, part of a 3-run 3rd-inning rally to give the Yankees the lead over the Rangers.

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CarGo gives Rockies early lead over Cubs

Carlos Gonzalez put Colorado on the board first with a 2-run HR in the 3rd inning off Kyle Hendricks. Gonzalez now has five HRs in his past four games. Follow live

Yankees grab lead on Rangers

New York answered Texas quickly, as Didi Gregorious tied the score with a 2-run HR in the 3rd and Chris Young broke the deadlock with a sacrifice fly. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

Kendrys Morales gives Royals insurance

After Eric Hosmer's RBI single in the 5th, the Royals DH hit his 26th double of the season, scoring Lorenzo Cain and Hosmer to put Kansas City up 7-1 over the Indians. Follow live

Leaping Leonys
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Rangers CF Leonys Martin takes a HR away from the Yankees' Mark Teixeira in the 2nd inning.

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Rangers jump out first against Yankees
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Texas scored 2 runs in the 2nd inning off Ivan Nova on RBIs from Elvis Andrus and Leonys Martin, who earlier robbed Mark Teixeira of a homer. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

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Faces of the finish line

Charmaine Goh of Singapore celebrates at the end of the 100 meters at the Special Olympics World Games. Check out the other faces of accomplishment. At the finish line

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Manute Bol's Son Can Ball Like a Guard

Bol Bol is 6-foot-10 and 15 years old, but he isn't just a rim protector -- as his latest mixtape filled with jumpers, 3s and coast-to-coast buckets shows. Watch

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Andrelton Simmons reaches on IF 1B. That makes 6 hits total in BAL/ATL. Half of the infield variety. So much for the ball carrying in summer

Bird: MJ would kill me now
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Pacers president Larry Bird told "The Dan Patrick Show" that Michael Jordan would beat him if they played 1-on-1 now: "I'm 40 pounds more than I was when I played, I'm broken down. I really don't care like I used to."

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Those Buckeyes, the pranksters
College Football 

After substituting a human where a mannequin usually stands, we now know which of the title-winning football players are the most easily scared (QB Cardale Jones) and which aren't (LB Raekwon McMillan). Got 'em!

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New life for Joe Kelly

The Red Sox starter can breathe ... for now. Boston has battled back to knot the score at 4 against the visiting White Sox thanks to Mookie Betts' 25th double this season in the second. Follow live

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Alex Rodriguez and Prince Fielder are the favorites for Comeback Player of the Year. See them slug it out tonight in Arlington. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

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Putin: Blatter deserves Nobel Prize
Soccer 

Russian President Vladimir Putin believes FIFA chief Sepp Blatter is innocent of corruption: "I think people like Mr. Blatter or the heads of big international sporting federations, or the Olympic Games, deserve special recognition," Putin said. "If there is anyone who deserves the Nobel Prize, it's those people."

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